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Food Forward

GLEAN/ glēn/ verb

When people ask me, “What is Food Forward?” I usually respond, “We are Los Angeles’ largest backyard harvesting for the hungry organization. Our volunteers are invited into backyard throughout Southern California to glean excess fruit and donate the harvest to…

Our 1st Pick Leader Academy

Yesterday was another exciting day in the fruitworld as an incredible group of volunteers joined us for our 1st official Pick Leader Academy! We now have 5 new volunteers in Pick Leader training and we hope to have them trained…

1,000,000 SERVINGS PICKED!

It’s official: as of this week Food Forward volunteers have surpassed harvesting/rescuing over 250,000 lbs or 1,000,000 servings of fresh free fruit for SoCals hungry. :)) our Fruit Loops rock! Hope to see you in Montecito for our Big Pick…

100,000 lbs…its official!

Having never had the chance to lead a group – let alone one with the energy, creativity and great spirit of Food Forward, today was humbling indeed. As massive clouds gathered, the biggest storm system in a year on its…

Our First Major Grant !!

Just a quick word to our Food Forward family: we have become the elated recipients of our first major seed grant: $25,000 from jvpf-la – erica, capt. Carl and myself picked up the dandy check wed night at their annual…